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Notice of Overnight Work - Bayshore Station

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews will be working during the day and overnight to excavate the tunnel between the LRT platforms, and remove excavated material, at Bayshore Station.   

WHAT:        

Excavation activities at Bayshore Station.

WHEN:         

As early as Monday, January 16 to the end of February, 2023.

WHY:          

Night work is required as these works are schedule critical on the delivery of this large and complex project.

WHERE:      

Bayshore Station.

Map depicting excavation activities at Bayshore Station.

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Site lighting for overnight work will be required. Crews will place and/or direct the light to mitigate impact on residents.

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will not be impacted.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

 

ACCESSIBILITY
Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

A weekly summary of nightwork is shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the “Ward 7 Night Work Weekly Summary”, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Bayshore Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca

Notice of Long-Term Road Closure - Byron Avenue between Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue

The date in this notice has been revised. The road will reopen at the end of January.

 

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Byron Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue.

WHAT:        

Long-term closure, Byron Avenue, Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue.

WHEN:        

Monday, October 24 2022 until the end of January 2023.

WHY:          

The closure of Byron Avenue is required to facilitate construction of the Cut and Cover Byron Tunnel in this area. The work zone is required to prepare the area for a future detour of Richmond Road, and includes utility relocations, construction of a temporary bridge, backfill of completed tunnel sections, and road construction once underground work is completed.

WHERE:     

  Byron Avenue between Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue.

Map depicting Byron closure

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Motorists travelling eastbound on Byron Avenue will have to turn right on to Sherbourne Road. Motorists travelling westbound on Byron Avenue will have to turn left on to Redwood Avenue.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added
travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic
patterns change.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

 

Damon Berlin

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca

Lincoln Fields - Connaught Park – Iris Station: Notice of Night Work

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment will be working overnight in the Lincoln Fields, Carling Avenue, and Connaught Park areas including along the Transitway. Work will take place daily with periodic night shifts across the alignment of the West extension.

WHAT:           

Night work is required from the area of Lincoln Fields Station, Carling Avenue, the Transitway to Iris Station as work proceeds on bridges, structures, utilities, and roads. Overnight activities may include excavation and hauling, concrete pouring, paving, grading, and lane closures. Efforts will be made to reduce impact to residents as much as possible.

WHEN:           

As required, between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. January through March, 2022.

WHY:             

To complete critical project work that is time sensitive and/or required during off-peak hours.

WHERE:        

Lincoln Fields Station area and on Carling Avenue, Connaught Park, along the Transitway, up to Iris Station area (Pinecrest Creek Corridor)

Map depicting Lincoln Fields night work

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment. Construction workers are oriented, trained and consistently reminded to be good neighbours by not slamming tailgates or yelling when working. Use of equipment like vac trucks, required to locate utilities and excavate, and activities like hoe-ramming, roller compacting etc. are done during daytime hours. Light plants, generators and compressors are placed onsite and as far away from neighbouring homes to the extent possible and are wrapped with Echo Barriers. Trucks will only use approved haul routes. Dust control will be in place, as needed, as well as street sweeping.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require disability-related accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca. The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Residents should be aware that throughout 2023, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment. Additional notifications to affected residents will precede all impactful nightwork activities and a weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields, Iris and/or Queensview Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Damon.berlin@ottawa.ca 

Long Term Road Realignment - Richmond Road at Cleary Avenue

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richmond Road will be realigned at Cleary Avenue.

WHAT:

Long-term realignment of Richmond Road at Cleary Avenue, shifting Richmond Road approximately 15m south. A new signalized intersection has been constructed at Richmond Road and Redwood Avenue.

Cleary Avenue at Richmond Road was closed on November 21 and a new access road with a signalized intersection was opened from Richmond Road through Kristy’s (909 Richmond Road) to Cleary Avenue. 

WHEN:

As early as Tuesday, January 17, 2023 until end of 2024.

WHY:

The realignment of Richmond Road is required to facilitate construction of the Cut and Cover Byron Tunnel, from Byron Linear Park to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM), crossing Richmond Road.

WHERE: 

Richmond Road at Cleary Avenue.

A map depicting the work zone at Richmond and Cleary as a red hatched box. The work zone encroaches on Richmond Road, so the new alignment of Richmond Road bends slightly to the south in a curved fashion. The pedestrian detour from Cleary is shown in blue, and the private laneway from Richmond to Cleary is shown as a green line. The map's legend is on the left hand side of the image, and the title is in white writing in a blue box on the top left of the image.
ANTICIPATED IMPACTS:

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

New signalized intersections have been constructed at Richmond Road and Redwood Avenue and Richmond Road and Kristy’s (809 Richmond Road).

The existing sidewalk on the north side of Richmond Road, south of 75 Cleary Avenue will be closed.  A new temporary pathway on the north side of Richmond Road and alongside the realigned roadway has been constructed

As part of the closure of Cleary Avenue, a new temporary pathway has been constructed from Richmond Road along the private roadway and north of the overflow parking lot.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

 

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations,

Rail Construction Program,

City of Ottawa

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca

www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Reminder of Closure - Ashley Street

December 2022

In April 2022, the Transitway between Bayshore Mall and the Pinecrest interchange was closed for construction of the LRT guideway. Buses were detoured off the Transitway, onto Highway 417. As a part of this detour, buses traveling eastbound exit Highway 417 at the eastbound Pinecrest off ramp.

For this detour to be effective, the closure of Ashley Street was required. Ashley Street is a high contributor to the volume of vehicles using the Pinecrest off ramp. The interaction between these vehicles and traffic exiting the highway, including OC Transpo buses, would present a safety concern as well as create significant traffic and transit delays. During the closure, signed traffic detours will be in effect directing traffic from Ashley Street to Lisa Avenue, and to turn left from eastbound Lisa Avenue onto northbound Greenbank Road. It is anticipated Ashley Street will reopen upon the conclusion of the transit detour.

In consideration of the impacts of the Ashley Street closure on traffic in the area, improvements were made at the Lisa Avenue and Greenbank Road intersection. A left turn lane was added on Lisa Avenue to accommodate the extra volume of traffic detouring from Ashley Street.

Map depicting Ashley Street closure

The Stage 2 project appreciates your understanding and patience while we work towards completing this exciting project together.

If you have any questions or to receive updates on the above information, please sign up to receive the Stage 2 newsletter. Residents can subscribe by visiting ottawa.ca/stage2 or by emailing stage2@ottawa.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate in emailing the Stakeholder Relations Lead for Ward 8; Meghan Alexander – Meghan.Alexander@Ottawa.ca

 

Bayshore Station - Overnight Work

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews will be working overnight to construct the structure for the tunnel from Bayshore Station to Bayshore Shopping Centre.

WHAT: 

Secant pile drilling for the construction of the tunnel which will connect Bayshore Station to the Bayshore Shopping Centre will occur during daytime and nighttime hours.

WHEN:

Thursday, December 8 to Friday, December 23, 2022, weekdays and weekends.

WHY:

Night work is required as these works are schedule critical on the delivery of this large and complex project.

WHERE:

Bayshore Station.

A grey map with white roads and the 417 shown in yellow. There is a red hatched box showing the location of Bayshore Station, where the overnight work is occurring

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS:

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Site lighting for overnight work will be required. Crews will place and/or direct the light to mitigate impact on residents.

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will not be impacted.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

A weekly summary of nightwork is shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the “Ward 7 Night Work Weekly Summary”, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Bayshore Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Byron and Parkway Tunnels - Overnight Work

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, KEV will be pursuing their concrete pour program throughout the winter months in the Byron Tunnel and Parkway Tunnels. The cold weather will require heaters to properly cure the concrete and will be required to operate overnight.

WHAT:

Overnight activity in the Byron and Parkway Tunnels, at various locations.

WHEN:

Monday, November 28, 2022, throughout the winter, until March 31, 2023. This is in addition to daytime activities on weekdays and weekends.

WHY:

Fueling, equipment maintenance and servicing, and site housekeeping, installation and maintenance of heaters and tarps required to ensure that any concrete that is poured can cure properly, as well as the installation of form work for tunnel walls and roof.

WHERE:

Byron Tunnel:Woodland Avenue to Allison Avenue, and north of Richmond and Redwood Avenue, adjacent to 727 Richmond Avenue. 

Parkway Tunnel: Behind Fraser Avenue, east to Rochester Field 

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS:

Night work is required to fuel, service and maintain equipment, and to meet the schedule on this large and complex project. Heaters are required to maintain a consistent temperature for any poured concrete and forms during the colder winter months. Generators required to run the heaters will be in the tunnels or wrapped in noise barriers.

Site lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. The use of lights will be minimized where possible and special attention paid to ensure that it is not impacting nearby residences at surface.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

ACCESSIBILITY: 

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station and Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Road Closure - Redwood Avenue, Between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Redwood Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue for installation of a storm sewer from Richmond Road, across Redwood Avenue

WHAT:

Redwood Avenue temporary closure between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

Residents can expect the following construction activities to take place during the day:

  • Excavation and grading work using excavators, bulldozers, and compactors.  Noise from equipment will be audible and some equipment may cause vibrations.
  • Trucks bringing granular material and hauling away excavated materials will be visible and noise from equipment will be audible.
  • Trucks bringing concrete and pouring concrete will be audible.
  • Asphalt will be laid and may result in audible noise and some vibration from equipment.
  • Use of hydrovac equipment

WHEN:

Monday October 17, 2022 until end of January 2023.

WHY:

Work is required to continue installation of a storm sewer from Richmond Road across Redwood Avenue.

WHERE:

Redwood Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

A grey map with white roads showing the closure of a small section of Redwood between Byron and Richmond as a red line

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS:

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Motorists traveling northbound on Redwood Avenue will have to exit onto Byron Avenue. There will be no access to Redwood Avenue, southbound from Richmond Road. 

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Long Term Road Closure - Cleary Avenue at Richmond Road

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Cleary Avenue will be closed to vehicles at Richmond Road.

WHAT: 

This is a long-term closure of Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road intersection. A new access road with a signalized intersection has been constructed from Richmond Road through Kristy’s to Cleary Avenue.

WHEN:

The closure of Cleary Avenue and the opening of a new intersection at Kristy’s (809 Richmond Road) at Richmond Road, Monday, November 21 until the end of 2024.

 

WHY:

The closure of Cleary Avenue is required to facilitate construction of the Cut and Cover Byron Tunnel, from Byron Linear Park to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM), across Richmond Road.

WHERE:

Cleary Avenue at Richmond Road.

map with a grey background and white streets, showing the closure of the intersection of Cleary and Richmond. The new route for motorists through Kristy's is shown as a solid green line from the point of the closure, north on Cleary, around the bend to the west before turning south to use the new access road through Kristy's. The pedestrian detour, shown as a blue dashed line, cuts to the southeast from the westward bend in Cleary Avenue, meeting up with the new road through Kristy's.

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS:

A new access road with a signalized intersection has been constructed from Richmond Road through Kristy’s (809 Richmond Road) to Cleary Avenue. This road is an exclusive “Private Entrance” to the Unitarian Congregation and Unitarian House properties, the River Parkway Children’s Centre and 75 Cleary Avenue. This includes residents and approved visitors to these properties, as well as anyone attending the congregation or Children’s Centre, or conducting approved business access to the properties. 

Space has been created to allow trucks and service delivery vehicles, etc., to 75 Cleary to make a 3-point turn to return back along Cleary Avenue and through the new access road to Richmond Road.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added
travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic
patterns change.

Snow clearing activities will be maintained.

A temporary pathway has been constructed from Richmond Road along the private roadway and north of the overflow parking lot to connect to the multi-use pathway along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM). Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:
 

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa

damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Westboro Transitway Station - Demolition And Track Installation

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, the Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture and Dominion Station was closed permanently at the end of June 2022 to allow construction of the LRT extensions to Algonquin and Moodie Stations.

Construction of the LRT extensions requires demolition of the existing Westboro Station from the Transitway/LRT guideway. The demolition of Westboro Station will begin as early as October 3, 2022. The demolition will be completed during daytime hours and will last approximately four weeks.

This work involves demolition of the concrete and glass building, asphalt removal, and hauling, followed by drilling and drainage work, installation of foundations to support the overhead catenary poles and system, placement of sub-ballast and ballast and the installation of concrete rails and steel track.

There will be no impact to pedestrian and cycling facilities or bus service along Scott Street and around Westboro Station. The pathways north of Westboro Station will remain open, including segments that cross the Transitway/LRT guideway.

Construction occurred on the combined cycle track and sidewalk along Scott Street at the end of September. This area will be reinstated in early October and will remain open during this completion of this work. Cyclists and pedestrians can continue to use the combined cycle track and sidewalk south of Westboro Station with a minor detour in front of the bus shelters on Scott Street. 

The Scott Street bus detour will continue to provide bus service along Scott Street, including Westboro Station.

Construction of the new Westboro Station is expected to begin in December 2022. 

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Westboro Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Meghan Alexander
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
Meghan.alexander@ottawa.ca

Westbound Between Moodie Dr. and March Rd. - Notice of Corkstown Road Closure

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Corkstown Road will be closed Eastbound traffic will remain open.

WHAT:          

No westbound traffic will be permitted along Corkstown Road, between Moodie Drive and March Road.  Eastbound traffic will be maintained.

WHEN:        

As early as October 10, 2022, through January 2023.

WHY:            

KEV requires 2 utility works along Corkstown Road in support the Light Maintenance and Storage Facility. First, a new gas line must be installed followed by a new sanitary sewer installation. Both works will occur along the north side of Corkstown Road.

WHERE:      

Corkstown Road, Between Moodie Drive and March Road

Map depicting Corkstown Road closure

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Motorists will not be permitted to travel westbound along Corkstown Road, between Moodie Drive and March Road.

  • Please note that during Magic of Lights Ottawa, November 18-January 7, the public will be able to access Wesley Clover Parks travelling westbound from Moodie Drive.

Motorists will be able to travel eastbound along Corkstown Road, between Moodie Drive and March Road.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Moodie Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

 

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Damon.berlin@ottawa.ca

Westbound Richmond Road Between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Avenue - Notice of Long-Term Closure and Detour

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richmond Road will be closed to vehicles travelling westbound between New Orchard Avenue to McEwen Avenue. Vehicles will be detoured along Ambleside Drive./span>

WHAT:        

Motorists traveling westbound on Richmond Road will be detoured onto New Orchard Avenue, Ambleside Drive and McEwen Avenue to facilitate the closure of westbound Richmond Road between New Orchard Avenue and McEwen Avenue

WHEN:        

Sunday September 11, 2022, until the end of 2023.

WHY:          

Construction of the Byron Tunnel across Richmond Road from McEwen Park

takes place in a very constrained area.  From Hartleigh Avenue to

Richardson Avenue the space between the tunnel area and the adjacent residential

properties is constrained.  To support construction and schedule, only 1 lane

(eastbound traffic) can be maintained on Richmond Road.

WHERE:      

Westbound Richmond Road, New Orchard Avenue to McEwen Avenue

Map depicting Richmond Road closure between McEwen and New Orchard

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Motorists travelling westbound on Richmond Road will detour to New Orchard Avenue, travel west along Ambleside Drive, travel south along McEwen Avenue and re-enter Richmond Road at McEwen Avenue.

Eastbound motorists on Richmond Road will not be impacted.

Richmond Road businesses within the detoured corridor remain open and accessible. Access to businesses on Richmond between McEwen and New Orchard for eastbound motorists remains unchanged whereas westbound motorists will follow the signage posted on site.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

The sidewalk on the north side of Richmond Road will be closed from 955 Richmond (Ottawa Honda) to McEwen Avenue. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured along a temporary pathway north of the construction site across McEwen Park terminating at the intersection of Ambleside Avenue and McEwen Avenue, or along the new sidewalk on Ambleside Avenue.

Two new controlled pedestrian crossings have been installed on New Orchard Avenue and Ambleside Drive.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Damon.berlin@ottawa.ca

Richardson Avenue closed at Richmond Road - Notice of Long-Term Road Closure

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richardson Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

WHAT:   

Long-term Closure, Richardson Avenue, between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

WHEN:        

Sunday September 11, 2022, until Sunday November 19, 2023.

WHY:           

The closure of Richardson Avenue is required to facilitate construction of the Cut andCover Byron Tunnel in this area.

WHERE:      

Richardson Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

Map depicting Richardson closure

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Motorists traveling northbound on Richardson Avenue will have to turn right onto Byron Avenue. There will be no access to Richardson Avenue southbound from Richmond Road. 

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Damon.berlin@ottawa.ca 

Richardson Avenue closed at Richmond Road - Notice of Long-Term Road Closure

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richardson Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

WHAT:   

Long-term Closure, Richardson Avenue, between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

WHEN:        

Sunday September 11, 2022, until Sunday November 19, 2023.

WHY:           

The closure of Richardson Avenue is required to facilitate construction of the Cut andCover Byron Tunnel in this area.

WHERE:      

Richardson Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue.

Map depicting Richardson closure

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Motorists traveling northbound on Richardson Avenue will have to turn right onto Byron Avenue. There will be no access to Richardson Avenue southbound from Richmond Road. 

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin

Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa

Damon.berlin@ottawa.ca 

Connaught Park - Notice of Tunnel Construction

Posted June 9, 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, crews and equipment are now working in Connaught Park for construction of the Connaught Tunnel, which will connect to the guideway in Lincoln Fields for the West Extension. Tunnel construction will be ongoing through 2022.

What

Tunnel construction is advancing into Connaught Park which will involve an increase in activity in this area. Rock breaking will be required during the tunnel excavation which is expected to take about 30 days to clear the rock. It will first take 1-2 months of excavation before the rock layer is reached. Construction activities will generate noise and vibration and will involve the use of heavy machinery and drills. Excavation on Connaught Avenue will advance this fall after the roadway is shifted again.

When

As early as mid-June 2022, through fall.
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with work stopping at 6:00 p.m. most days. At times weekend work will be required.

Why

To advance construction of the Connaught Tunnel.

Where

Connaught Avenue and Connaught Park

Graphic of Connaught Park and contractor workzone in Connaught park.

Anticipated Impacts

Residents nearby may experience noise and vibration from crews and equipment. Light plants, generators and compressors are placed onsite and as far away from neighbouring homes to the extent possible and are wrapped with Echo Barriers. Noise and vibration are monitored, and a report is provided to the City weekly.

Trucks will only use approved haul routes. Dust control and street cleaning will be in place, as needed.

Pedestrian mobility through the area will be maintained but the public should be aware of changes to signage and access to Connaught Park as the area transitions with construction.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

Residents should be aware that throughout 2022, there will be an increased requirement for nightwork across the alignment, a Public Notice will be distributed prior to nightwork. A weekly summary of nightwork will also be shared by email at the outset of each week. If you would like to be included in the weekly updates, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the distribution list.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Queensview Station” and/or “Lincoln Fields Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge - Update - Notice of Detour

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project the Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge that connects two communities separated by the Transitway and the future LRT guideway will close to allow for construction.

What

The Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge will be closing to accommodate construction work. Unfortunately, design complications have slowed the completion of the new Pedestrian Bridge’s pathways and ramps that will connect it to the pathway network. As such, a signed pedestrian and cyclist detour will provide connectivity once the existing bridge is decommissioned until the new bridge is opened.

When

The existing bridge will be decommissioned and detoured as of June 3, 2022. The demolition of the bridge will occur in June following the closure. Construction work will resume on the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge once the design is finalized and approved. The signed detour will be in effect until the commissioning of the new Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge.

Why

The existing Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge is required to be decommissioned to allow for necessary construction related to the Stage 2 west extension. Design challenges currently preclude the opening of the new pedestrian bridge in advance of the closing of the current bridge.

Where

The Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge in the Pinecrest Creek Corridor south of Carling Avenue, will close to allow for construction. A signed pedestrian and cyclist detour will be in place, using the existing multi-use pathways on the east side, and the west side, of the Transitway via Carling Avenue.

Map of Carling Avenue, Connaught and Whitehaven. It demonstrates the closed Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge and the signed detour route.
Map of Carling Avenue, Connaught and Whitehaven. It demonstrates the closed Woodroffe Pedestrian Bridge and the signed detour route.

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will be maintained using a signed detour. Pedestrians and cyclists should adhere to the posted signage to ensure safety.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

The timelines outlined in this notice are subject to change.

Construction activity is ongoing in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station” and/or “Queensview Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Scott Street Bus Detour

Date Posted: March 31, 2022

This year, the Stage 2 LRT Project will meet another major milestone with the closure of the Transitway to allow for guideway work to commence. Beginning on June 26, 2022 the Transitway will permanently close to buses between Tunney’s Pasture Station and Dominion Station for Stage 2 LRT construction. OC Transpo buses will travel west of Tunney’s Pasture Station to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM) along Scott Street. The start date of the Scott Street bus detour is coordinated with OC Transpo as part of their upcoming, planned service changes, and was originally planned to begin in April.

Over the course of these additional two months Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci (KEV), the constructor of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project (LRT) west extension, will complete a number of important works and activities along Scott Street required for the detour: utilities relocations, including the installation of a new watermain to Westboro Station, opening of new signalized intersections, completion of a new concrete sidewalk on the south side of Scott Street and a multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, additional road-widening and creation of several new parking spaces west of Churchill Avenue, re-surfacing and line-painting of the entire Scott Street roadway from Tunney’s Pasture to the new Roosevelt Temporary Bridge, and paving of the Roosevelt Bridge. All these works have to be carefully coordinated and scheduled with City of Ottawa and other service providers as part of this very large and complex infrastructure project. When complete, these activities will ensure a safe environment for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists traveling in the area.

The Scott Street Bus Detour is required because of the permanent closure of the Transitway, for the LRT guideway, including tracks, systems and stations.

Most construction is scheduled from Monday to Friday, 7 am to 7 pm. However, there will be requirements for overnight work across the entire corridor and some intermittent weekend work. Construction notices will be sent prior to any work starting via our e-newsletter.

The Stage 2 LRT Project thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities and build this exciting new connection for Ottawa. The safety of the public and the construction crews is paramount.

Notice of Recurring Temporary Road Closure - Byron Avenue

Posted: February 24, 2022

This notice is to advise that, the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project excavation of the Cut & Cover Tunnel has progressed to pouring of the concrete “box”. There will be more than 30 concrete pours to complete the Byron section of the tunnel which will be undertaken in sections. Each pour will require 10–15 hours to complete as well as a temporarily closed section of Byron Avenue to stage the crane and concrete trucks for the pour. Please note that concrete pours must be performed continuously until completed to ensure quality of the concrete.

Ongoing updates will be available as the future Concrete Pour locations and timeline are determined, via a dedicated distribution list. If you would like to receive an email update prior to each concrete pour, please email damon.berlin@ottawa.ca to be added to the “Concrete Distribution List”.

What

Byron Avenue will require daylong closures of approximately 1 block to allow for the concrete pours as the Cut and Cover Tunnel progresses to its new phase. The sidewalk on the south side of Byron Avenue will remain open and accessible. Traffic will be detoured around the established work zone. Signage and flag persons will be onsite.

When

Concrete pours will begin as early as Thursday, February 24th and will occur approximately every week until complete. “Pour Days” will begin approximately at 6:00 a.m. with the mobilization of the crane and concrete trucks as well as the temporary road closure. Please note that KEV is targeting 10:00 p.m. completion time per occurrence however, as mentioned, each pour will proceed until completed and may proceed into the night.

Hours

6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Note that pours may extend beyond 10:00 p.m.

Why

A crane as well as a number of concrete trucks will be staged to accommodate pouring the walls of the Byron Tunnel. The size of the equipment, and nature of the operations require daylong closure of a section of Byron Avenue.

Where

Concrete pours will occur via Byron Avenue between New Orchard and Sherbourne Avenues.

map highlighting New Orchard Ave in the west, Byron Ave through the centre and Sherbroune Road at the east end. the image shows that along Byron is were the concrete pours will stage.

Anticipated Impacts

Traffic will be restricted from travelling on Byron Avenue and the cross street where the Byron Concrete Tunnel pouring is occurring, and will be redirected around the work zone, with posted signage in place. Pedestrian mobility will be maintained using the south sidewalk on Byron Avenue. Residents can expect noise from concrete trucks and crane. Spotters will be onsite ensuring trucks do not infiltrate residential streets in the area.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Construction updates, such as changes to dates, work sequencing, and duration or impact of this work will be communicated electronically via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. Please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with us.’ Be sure to select updates for “New Orchard and/or Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin,
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Construction and Nightwork Notice - Richmond/Cleary/SJAM area

December 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, construction activities in the Richmond-Cleary-Sir John A Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway area are increasing. Time sensitive work to relocate a section of a 1200 mm watermain is underway and is expected to be completed in March. In addition, Cut & Cover operations will be ongoing in this section of the Parkway Tunnel. Daytime and overnight work is required to accommodate various operations occurring simultaneously and to minimize project delays.

What

Activities such as drilling of concrete shafts, excavation and backfill with dump trucks, equipment backing-up, and hydrovac operations will be scheduled for daytime hours.

Less impactful activities including servicing heaters and generators, rotary drilling for tiebacks and soil nails, and excavation using trucks (no dumping, no tailgate slamming), will be scheduled for overnight hours.

Hoisting work using cranes, and welding operations will occur during the day and night. As well, generators, pumps and heaters will be operating during the day and night, to support construction.

Traffic lane reductions along Richmond Road will be required to facilitate this work. A detour will be implemented in February 2022 for Richmond Road westbound traffic along Byron Avenue.

When

Work will begin as early as January 4, 2022 and will continue through 2022, subject to a valid Noise By-Law Exemption Permit. 24-hours a day, Monday to Friday.  Daytime and nighttime work on weekends may also be required.   

Why

To relocate utilities and advance construction of the Parkway Tunnel. Nightwork is required to complete schedule critical construction work on this large and complex project.

Where

SJAM Parkway to Richmond Road, between Rochester Field and Cleary Avenue.

A map depicting the work zone referred to in this notice with a red hatch mark line running along the SJAM from Rochester Field to Cleary Avenue.

Anticipated Impacts

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Site lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. Use of large light plants will be minimized with special attention to ensure lights are directed away from residents, roadways, and businesses.

Light plants, generators, pumps, compressors, and other equipment will be enclosed within Echo barriers, where possible

Trucks will only use approved haul routes on Richmond, Cleary and the SJAM.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, use extra caution, and allow for added travel time when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction activities. If you wish to receive our impact sheet about vibration, please email stage2@ottawa.ca.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Contact Us

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Kìchì Sìbì and/or Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, please contact:

Meghan Alexander
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program,
City of Ottawa
Meghan.Alexander@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Upcoming Westbound Pinecrest Road Off-ramp Closure

Last updated: October 28, 2021
Date posted: October 25, 2021

The Stage 2 LRT team will undertake significant construction activities on the O-Train West extension in preparation for future tracks and stations. Starting overnight on November 1, Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest will be closed until summer 2023 to safely complete construction of the future LRT that will run along the existing Transitway corridor, on the north side of Highway 417. The guideway will run in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive. Select ramps at these locations must be re-built and/or shifted in order to accommodate construction activities for the guideway.

Construction activities have been scheduled to minimize the duration and extent of impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community. Cycling and pedestrian routes will remain open during construction. The final design includes some enhanced connectivity features at some locations, such as new sidewalks and multi-use pathways. For each closure, signed vehicle detours and variable portable message signs (VPMS) will be provided.

When: Overnight on November 1, 2021 until summer 2023

Where: Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest Road

Map depicting 417 wesstbound off-ramp to Pinecrest closure, starting November 1 until Summer 2023.

From Hwy 417 to southbound Pinecrest Road

  • Exit westbound Highway 417 using Woodroffe Avenue North
  • Left on to Carling Avenue
  • Left onto Pinecrest Road

Map depicting 417 westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest closure, starting November 1 until Summer 2023.

From Hwy 417 to northbound Greenbank Road

  • Exit westbound Highway 417 using Woodroffe Avenue South
  • Right onto Baseline Road
  • Right onto Greenbank Road

Have questions or comments?

We welcome your questions or comments on these works. Please reach out to the Stage 2 team at Stage2@ottawa.ca

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Lincoln Fields - Notice of Pedestrian Bridge Closure

Posted on: September 16, 2021

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project the Lincoln Fields Station Pedestrian Bridge connection to Carling Avenue will be closed and removed.

What

The Lincoln Fields Station Pedestrian Bridge access at Carling Avenue will permanently close on September 20th to facilitate work on and under Carling Avenue. There will be a signed detour for pedestrian access to and from the bus station. Next year, the bridge structure will be removed.

When

The Carling Avenue access to Lincoln Fields Station Pedestrian Bridge will close permanently to the public as early as September 20, 2021.

Why

The closure and removal of the Pedestrian Bridge is required to advance construction for the future LRT Station at Lincoln Fields.

Where

On Carling Avenue, north side, at the Lincoln Fields bus station

the map is of Carling Avenue and Lincoln Fields bus station. it demonstrates the pedestrian pathway closure and the signed detour routes from eastbound and westbound.

Anticipated Impacts

Pedestrian and cyclist mobility will be maintained using a signed detour.

During the removal of the structure, nearby residents may experience noise and vibration.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2connect. Be sure to select updates for “Lincoln Fields Station”. For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

Upcoming Highway 417 Interchange Mobility Impacts

In 2021, the Stage 2 LRT team will undertake significant construction activities on the O-Train West extension in preparation for future tracks and stations. Starting as early as March, ramps at two Highway 417 interchanges will be closed for various periods of times to safely complete construction of the future LRT that will run along the existing bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, on the north side of Highway 417. The guideway will run in a trench underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive. Select ramps at these locations must be re-built and/or shifted in order to accommodate construction activities for the guideway.

Construction activities have been scheduled to minimize the duration and extent of impacts on all modes of transportation and the local community. Cycling and pedestrian routes will remain open during construction. The final design includes some enhanced connectivity features at some locations, such as new sidewalks and multi-use pathways. For each closure, signed vehicle detours and video message boards will be provided.

Pinecrest Road Ramp Closures

Pinecrest Road ramps must be adjusted to allow the LRT to travel in a trench underneath existing ramps, and adjacent to the eastbound on-ramp from Pinecrest southbound. A precast bridge will be built to allow the LRT to travel underneath Pinecrest Road. The bridge will be moved into place during a short closure of Pinecrest Road, in Summer 2021.

Visual representation of the sequencing of ramp closures at Highway 417 and Pinecrest Road Interchange.

Ramp Closures

a) The westbound on-ramp from Pinecrest northbound will be closed for 8 months, from approximately March to November 2021.

b) The westbound off-ramp will be closed for 19 months, from approximately Fall 2021 to Summer 2023.

Ramp Adjustment

c) A new westbound on-ramp from Pinecrest southbound will be constructed for permanent use in May 2021 (the existing ramp will be decommissioned).

Detours

Detours will be put in place and shared through signage, messaging boards, and available online at Ottawa.ca.

Detour from Pinecrest Road to Highway 417 westbound.

  • Detour 1: Northbound on Pinecrest Rd., to Richmond Rd. westbound, to Highway 417 westbound on-ramp at Richmond Rd. (Bayshore).

Detour from Pinecrest Road to Highway 417 westbound.

  • Detour 2: Northbound on Greenbank Rd., to Baseline Rd. westbound, to Richmond Rd. eastbound to Holly Acres Rd., to Highway 417 westbound on-ramp.

Detour from Highway 417 Westbound to Pinecrest Road.

  • Detour 1: Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Woodroffe Ave. northbound to Carling Ave westbound to Pinecrest Rd. southbound.

Detour from Highway 417 Westbound to Pinecrest Road.

  • Detour 2: Highway 417 westbound off-ramp to Woodroffe Ave. southbound to Baseline Rd., westbound to Greenbank Rd. northbound.

Moodie Drive Ramp Closure

Adjustments will be made to two ramps to allow for the LRT to pass in a trench underneath Moodie Drive. The track for the LRT will be constructed across Moodie Drive on the north side of Highway 417. There will be 3 new structures built for the road bridges. Improvements will be made to cycling and pedestrian mobility and a temporary sidewalk has been built to maintain mobility and connectivity during construction.

Visual representation of the sequencing of ramp closures at Highway 417 and Moodie Drive Interchange.

Ramp Adjustment

a) The westbound on-ramp, from Moodie southbound will be realigned over 9 months, from approximately March 2021 to November 2021.

Ramp Closure

b) The westbound on-ramp, from Moodie northbound, will be closed for 9 months, from approximately April 2021 to December 2021.

Detour

Detours will be put in place and shared through signage, messaging boards, and available online at Ottawa.ca.

Detour from Moodie Drive northbound to Highway 417 westbound.

  • Detour: Northbound on Moodie Dr. to Carling Ave. westbound to March Rd. southbound to Highway 417 westbound on-ramp.

Have questions or comments?

We welcome your questions or comments on these works. Please reach out to the Stage 2 team at Stage2@ottawa.ca.

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